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Each week we will discuss all the exciting news about what is happening in the beautiful Space Coast!
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Episode 71 - Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex's Taste of Space Food Festival
Lift off with us on Friday, October 15 at 10 a.m. at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, where we will be enjoying the flavors of the Taste of Space food festival. The food festival runs from October 8 through November 5 and offers a new menu of gastronomic delight.
Guests can try delectable, seasonal food items and local brews and may attend a progressive dinner event, including a “Marstini” shake-off event at the end of the festival. Some of the delicious meals served at the Orbit Café include a beef brisket slider smothered with chipotle barbecue sauce and fried onions, a hot turkey and cranberry brie melt, and a delicious pumpkin whoopie pie, to name a few.
We will be on location speaking with the Chefs that create the taste of space. Join us live while we taste a universe of flavor throughout the episode.
Episode 70 - Mayor Rob Medina with the City of Palm Bay and JT Kenney, professional Bass fisherman and the Major League Fishing television and live-stream commentator.
Cast a line with us on Friday, October 8, at 10 a.m. when we speak with our guest Mayor Rob Medina with the City of Palm Bay and JT Kenney, professional Bass fisherman, and the Major League Fishing television and live-stream commentator.
The Palm Bay area offers a vast selection of options for the modern fisherman. Prime boating access on the Indian River Lagoon and the Intercoastal Waterway makes Palm Bay a fishing paradise.
Mayor Medina, who is also and a member of the Brevard County Tourist Development Council, along with Mr. Kenney, a resident of the Palm Bay area, will join our discussion on the growth of Palm Bay as a superb fishing destination and tourist attraction.
Episode 69 - Dennis "Captain Twister" Inman of Twister Airboat Rides at Lone Cabbage Fish Camp.
Join us on Friday, October 1, at 10 a.m. when we speak with our guest Dennis "Captain Twister" Inman of Twister Airboat Rides at Lone Cabbage Fish Camp.
We will be on location at Lone Cabbage Fish Camp, an old-style Florida Fish Camp that sits on the banks of the beautiful St. John's River, offering food and fun with Airboat Tours from "Captain Twister."
We will discuss the ride through the grassy marsh of the scenic Saint John's River and Lake Poinsett while guests travel at speeds up to 45 mph. On this scenic tour, you can see local wildlife like alligators, bald eagles, wading birds, cows, and wild hogs while you ride into the Cypress Swamp and take in the breathtaking beauty.
Episode 68 - Gina Liberto, Development and Marketing Administrator for the City of Melbourne Parks and Recreation, and Erinn Stranko, the Sports Commissioner for the Space Coast Office of Tourism.
Tee off with us on Friday, September 24, at 10 a.m. when we speak with our guests Gina Liberto, Development and Marketing Administrator for the City of Melbourne Parks and Recreation, and Erinn Stranko, the Sports Commissioner for the Space Coast Office of Tourism.
Florida's Space Coast is home to many sports venues, especially golf, and offers golfers twenty of the most notable golf courses in Florida. The Space Coast is a top-class golf destination offering visitors the opportunity to experience our amazing golf courses while staying at one of the many beautiful accommodations that the Space Coast has to offer, all while being minutes away from pristine beaches and major attractions!
We will be on location at the Space Coast Office of Tourism, discussing golf on the Space Coast and how staff promotes golfing and other sporting events here on the Space Coast.
Episode 67 - Astronaut Mike McCulley, a retired American naval officer, aviator, test pilot, former NASA astronaut, and was the first submariner in space.
Join us Friday, September 17 at 10 a.m. when we speak with our guest, Astronaut Mike McCulley, a retired American naval officer, aviator, test pilot, former NASA astronaut, and was the first submariner in space.
In addition to his time in space as Space Shuttle pilot for the STS-34 mission, Mr. McCulley has flown over 50 aircraft types, logging over 5,000 flying hours, and has nearly 400 carrier landings from six aircraft carriers.
We will be on location at Longboards Tiki Beach Grille, where we will be discussing Mr. McCulley's career and what he's been up to since his retirement in 2007.
Episode 66 - Shelley Parker, Owner, and Guide for Canaveral Tours out of Port Canaveral
Join us Friday, September 10, at 11 a.m. when we speak with our guest Shelley Parker, Owner and Guide for Canaveral Tours out of Port Canaveral.
Canaveral Tours offers Canaveral Lighthouse, Spaceflight & Wildlife Tours of exploration to enjoy the historic and natural wonders of Cape Canaveral, Merritt Island & the Space Coast of Florida.
We will be on location at the Canaveral Lighthouse, where we will discuss the history of the lighthouse and how you can reserve a seat to the historic spaceflight complexes of the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo launches, along with the current launch complexes that are our next step into space, the moon, and Mars.
Episode 65 - Keith Winsten, Executive Director of the Brevard Zoo
Join us Friday, September 3 at 10 a.m. when we speak with our guest Keith Winsten, Executive Director of the Brevard Zoo.
The Brevard Zoo is a 75-acre property that houses over 900 various types of animals and is a leading institution in top zoo lists and awards from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.
We will be on location at the Zoo, discussing the daily animal encounters, how you can kayak or take the aerial tree-top zip line trek around the wildlife park, and discuss the plans for the new aquarium in Port Canaveral.